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Marquette University

Marquette University is the largest private university in the state of Wisconsin, and its number of nearly 11,500 students makes it one of the largest Jesuit colleges in the country. Like most other catholic colleges, the education at Marquette University is focused on ethics and service. Theology classes are part of the students’ curriculum, and most of the students are involved in community services.

The Marquette University ranking on the U.S. News & World Report of 2013 is 83rd among national universities.


Marquette University is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the neighborhood of University Hill. Milwaukee is the largest city in this state, and is also the main economic and cultural center of the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha Metropolitan Area. The campus is close to many theatres, restaurants and museums, and the city has an especially vibrant music scene.

Acceptance rate

The acceptance rate at Marquette University is 56.8%.


The 93-acre campus of Marquette University features beautiful chapels and halls constructed in traditional European styles. St. Joan of Arc Chapel is the oldest building, which was donated to the university in 1964. Outside the campus, there is a Marquette University athletics facility called Valley Fields, which is the home to soccer, lacrosse, track and field teams.

Rating: B+


Marquette University offers housing in residence halls and university apartments, but also provides help for the students to find off-campus housing. Campus safety and security services are provided 24/7, in the form of controlled dormitory access, student patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones and 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols.

Rating: B

Student Life / Student Community

Marquette University is popular for the social life of its students, as well as the party scene on campus and the city of Milwaukee. This is the place where the students make friends for life and don’t feel that the lack of Greek life is something that needs to be changed. When people hear the name of this college, the first thing they think of is the Marquette University basketball team, which is a big part of this institution’s tradition. The best time its students have is during the basketball season.

Rating: A


The academic requirements at Marquette University are focused towards inspiring the students to learn for their own sake, rather than prepare them for jobs. Philosophy and theology classes are a requirement for all students. The quality of Marquette University academics is one of the biggest factors that most future students are attracted to.
The Marquette University Law School is known for producing many notable alumni with successful political, judicial and academic careers.

Rating: B

Best courses: Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Engineering; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services.


The complete cost of attendance at Marquette University is estimated at $43,664. This amount includes the tuition and fees, as well as typical room and board expenses.

Rating: C+

Tuition cost: $32,810 (2012-2013)

Sources of funding

Marquette University offers a wide variety of merit-based scholarships that recognize the students’ achievements. Need-based scholarships are also provided to the students, with more than 60% of the undergraduates receiving some type of need-based financial aid.

Student feedback

“I love this school! The best thing about this school is the atmosphere. The people that are here are friendly and helpful, along with being extremely polite.” – La, Junior at Marquette University.

“Just the right size. Big city, but definite sense of community within the campus. Not a college town, although there are lots of Marquette basketball fans all around. Tons of school pride, especially during basketball season.” – Trevor, Junior at Marquette University.

Interesting Facts about Marquette University

Marquette University high school was part of the University until 1907. The Marquette University high school is part of a Jesuit network of 29 colleges and universities and 59 high schools in the United States.

At most Marquette University basketball games, the “Marquette University Fight Song” and “The Marquette University Anthem” are sung.

Contact Address

Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

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